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                                                                                                                                Winter 1992 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                1. Toys in My Attic by "Aristides", pp. 7-16
                                                                                                                                2. American History by John Lukacs, pp. 17-32
                                                                                                                                3. The Middle East Crisis in Historical Perspective by Bernard Lewis, pp. 33-46
                                                                                                                                4. Weeping Cherries by Margaret Holley, pp. 47-48
                                                                                                                                5. Amadeus and Mozart by A. Peter Brown, pp. 49-66
                                                                                                                                6. The Demons and Dr. Dawkins by David Stove, pp. 67-78
                                                                                                                                7. Bedtime Stories by Elisavietta Ritchie, pp. 79-80
                                                                                                                                8. Thomas Wolfe by John Dickson, pp. 81-82
                                                                                                                                9. Lawrence A. Cremin by Diane Ravitch, pp. 83-89
                                                                                                                                10. Luie's Gadgets by George Greenstein, pp. 90-98
                                                                                                                                11. Baron Haussmann and Modern Paris by David P. Jordan, pp. 99-106
                                                                                                                                12. The Hairpin Curve at Durango by Walter McDonald, pp. 107-108
                                                                                                                                13. In Defense of Poesie and Bullfighting by John McCormick, pp. 109-115
                                                                                                                                14. How Good Are Community Colleges? by Allen Salzman, pp. 116-121
                                                                                                                                15. Art and Worship by Bruce Bawer, pp. 122-123
                                                                                                                                16. Conversations with Samuel Beckett by Jay A. Levy, pp. 124-131
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                                                                                                                                  Coping with Utopia by Gary Saul Morson, pp. 132-137 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Soviet Civilization by Andrei Sinyavsky
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                                                                                                                                  From Apollinaire's Knee by Wallace Fowlie, pp. 138-140 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. An Essay on French Verse by Jacques Barzun
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                                                                                                                                  A Sly Don Called Ayer by Jim Holt, pp. 141-145 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. The Meaning of Life by A.J. Ayer
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                                                                                                                                  Part-time Titan by Bruce M. Gans, pp. 146-147 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Henry Fielding by Donald Thomas
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                                                                                                                                  Maps and Chaps by John P. Sisk, pp. 148-150 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. My France: Politics, Culture, Myth by Eugen Weber
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                                                                                                                                  God Arrives by Evelyn Toynton, pp. 151-155 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius by Ray Monk
                                                                                                                                23. The Reader Replies, pp. 156-162
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                                                                                                                                Spring 1992 Issue = 24 Articles
                                                                                                                                1. Merely Anecdotal by "Aristides", pp. 167-176
                                                                                                                                2. Dialogues with the Dead by Christopher Clausen, pp. 177-184
                                                                                                                                3. Letter from Serbia by Matthew Stevenson, pp. 185-196
                                                                                                                                4. Educating Performers by James Sloan Allen, pp. 197-209
                                                                                                                                5. Overflying Russia by Elisavietta Ritchie, pp. 210-212
                                                                                                                                6. Murder and the Utopian Movement by Michael Andre Bernstein, pp. 213-221
                                                                                                                                7. Dropping Off by Neal Bowers, p. 222
                                                                                                                                8. The Mary Elinore Smith Poetry Prize by Dan Jacobson, pp. 223-240
                                                                                                                                9. Alexander Gerschenkron by Donald McCloskey, pp. 241-246
                                                                                                                                10. Why Johnny Needn't Read by J.C. Furnas, pp. 247-253
                                                                                                                                11. Recycling Today by Diana Der-Hovanessian, pp. 254-255
                                                                                                                                12. For Mali by Laurence Lerner, p. 256
                                                                                                                                13. How I Became a Plagiarist by Noel Perrin, pp. 257-259
                                                                                                                                14. Prince Mirsky: A History by Charles A. Moser, pp. 260-266
                                                                                                                                15. The Reputation of Andre Malraux by Renee Winegarten, pp. 267-274
                                                                                                                                16. A Farewell to Blurbs by James M. Pines, pp. 275-276
                                                                                                                                17. Adventures in the Thoreau Trade by Walter Harding, pp. 277-289
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                                                                                                                                  Before the Fall by Brian Horowitz, pp. 290-295 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Landmarks (Vekhi) by Nikolai Berdiaev, Sergei Bulgakov, and A.S. Izgoev, ...
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                                                                                                                                  Jazz and Literature by John Bostwick, pp. 296-297 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Boy Meets Horn by Rex W. Stewart and Claire P. Gordon
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                                                                                                                                  Life into Art by Evelyn Toynton, pp. 298-302 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Jean Rhys: Life and Work by Carole Angier
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                                                                                                                                  Basher by Erich Eichman, pp. 303-307 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. BAD: or, The Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell
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                                                                                                                                  Mutable Memories by Eugen Weber, pp. 308-311 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. The Vichy Syndrome by Henry Rousso
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                                                                                                                                  Art of the Difficult by William H. Pritchard, pp. 312-315 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Begin Here by Jacques Barzun
                                                                                                                                24. The Reader Replies, pp. 316-322
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                                                                                                                                Summer 1992 Issue = 27 Articles
                                                                                                                                1. Whaddya Driving? by "Aristides", pp. 327-336
                                                                                                                                2. The Abyss Revisited by Gertrude Himmelfarb, pp. 337-348
                                                                                                                                3. This Poem by Joseph Harris#2, p. 349
                                                                                                                                4. Sunday Service by Doug Boulter, pp. 350-351
                                                                                                                                5. The Last Time I Saw Paris by Tom Disch, p. 352
                                                                                                                                6. The Trouble with Adam Smith by Thomas K. McCraw, pp. 353-373
                                                                                                                                7. The Grammar of Light by Carol Ann Duffy, p. 374
                                                                                                                                8. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 375-388
                                                                                                                                9. One Heart's Canon by Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, pp. 389-398
                                                                                                                                10. Clerihews for the Clerisy by Roger du Bearn, pp. 399-401
                                                                                                                                11. Preston Sturges by Dan Pinck, pp. 402-408
                                                                                                                                12. A Gentleman of the Old School by George Greenstein, pp. 409-419
                                                                                                                                13. Sailing by Timothy E. Thatcher, pp. 420-423
                                                                                                                                14. Jacob Tonson, Bookseller by Keith Walker, pp. 424-430
                                                                                                                                15. Listening Through the Jamming by Marcin Krol, pp. 431-434
                                                                                                                                16. Fathers and Sons by M.E. Morrow, p. 435
                                                                                                                                17. Alignment by Jane Schapiro, p. 436
                                                                                                                                18. Nat King Cole by Terry Teachout, pp. 437-443
                                                                                                                                19. About Distance by Gregory Djanikian, pp. 444-445
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                                                                                                                                  Survival and Ascendancy by Franz M. Oppenheimer, pp. 446-451 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1842-1847 by M.G. Wiebe, J.B. Conacher, John Matthews, and Mary S. Millar, ...
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                                                                                                                                  Culture Fair by Benjamin McArthur, pp. 452-455 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Cultural Excursions by Neil Harris
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                                                                                                                                  Warburgia by Carl Landauer, pp. 456-459 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Cassirer, Panofsky, and Warburg by Silvia Ferretti
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                                                                                                                                  A Good European by Alan Rutenberg, pp. 460-464 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Paul Celan by Israel Chalfen
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                                                                                                                                  Brave New Words by Paul Bauer, pp. 465-467 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. American Fiction in the Cold War by Thomas Hill Schaub
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                                                                                                                                  How Do We Know by Gordon Marino, pp. 468-470 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Can't We Make Moral Judgements? by Mary Midgley
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                                                                                                                                  Jewish Reality by Steven Grosby, pp. 471-474 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. The Meaning of Jewish Existence by Alexander Altmann and Alfred L. Ivry
                                                                                                                                27. The Reader Replies, pp. 475-482
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                                                                                                                                Autumn 1992 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                1. Compose Yourself by "Aristides", pp. 487-496
                                                                                                                                2. Psychiatric Misadventures by Paul R. McHugh, pp. 497-510
                                                                                                                                3. Berlin and Its Counterworlds by Ruth Gay, pp. 511-529
                                                                                                                                4. Teatime in Leningrad by Elisavietta Ritchie, pp. 530-532
                                                                                                                                5. A Culture of One's Own by Quentin Anderson, pp. 533-551
                                                                                                                                6. An Amish Beginning by John A. Hostetler, pp. 552-562
                                                                                                                                7. Earthy Pleasures by Ronald Wallace, pp. 563-564
                                                                                                                                8. Galilee by Daniel Tobin, pp. 565-566
                                                                                                                                9. John Sparrow by John Lowe, pp. 567-574
                                                                                                                                10. Being Ernest by Eugen Weber, pp. 575-583
                                                                                                                                11. Alexander Zemlinsky by John D. Barlow, pp. 584-590
                                                                                                                                12. The Boy Scouts Under Siege by Allen Salzman, pp. 591-601
                                                                                                                                13. Schopenhauer at the Englischer Hof by J.R. Solonche, pp. 602-603
                                                                                                                                14. Writing Historical Fiction by Thomas Mallon, pp. 604-610
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                                                                                                                                  Question of Style by Arthur Krystal, pp. 611-615 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Minor Prophecies by Geoffrey Hartman
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                                                                                                                                  Bad-Mouthed by Donna Rifkind, pp. 616-619 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Edgar A. Poe by Kenneth Silverman
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                                                                                                                                  The Irish Question by C.A. Latimer, pp. 620-621 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Trollope: A Biography by N. John Hall
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                                                                                                                                  Literary Shrinkage by Linda Simon, pp. 622-624 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. The Vanishing Subject by Judith Ryan
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                                                                                                                                  The Fourth Reich? by Mark Falcoff, pp. 625-628 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. The "Nazi Menace" in Argentina, 1931-1947 by Ronald C. Newton
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                                                                                                                                  O Pioneer! by William B. Goodman, pp. 629-633 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                  1. Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters by Michael Ermarth and Kurt Wolff
                                                                                                                                21. The Reader Replies, pp. 634-636
                                                                                                                                22. Index, pp. 637-642
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